• Print: Editorial Development & Writing
    Print: Editorial Development & Writing
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    Video: Script Writing and Production
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    Live Events: Script Writing & Hosting

My first story was published the day after my 13th birthday.

I’m still unclear on how it reached the editorial offices of my hometown’s daily newspaper, but they ran a long piece I’d written for a 6th grade class assignment. Titled “Adventures of a Young Ant,” and ostensibly modeled after Hemingway’s Nick Adams stories, it chronicled the travails of the titular insect as he crosses an elementary school classroom to win a barroom wager, fame and fortune, and the female ant of his dreams. I know…pretty heady stuff.

I’ve seen no hard evidence that newspaper sales spiked that day, but I do know that my Mom bought a few extras.

Since then, I’ve written on sports, music, film & television, live entertainment & theme parks, fiction, history, the military, faith & the church, and a variety of outdoor topics (from hiking and camping to firearms, knives and assorted gear) for dozens of publications.

In addition to my own writing, I’ve developed and edited a good deal of magazine and book content for others. I’ve co-written or ghostwritten seven books, and have penned scores of speeches & scripts. I’ve lead marketing, communications and training & development teams, and have facilitated hundreds of whiteboard planning and creative sessions for a variety of corporate and non-profit organizations, including industry leaders such as The Walt Disney Company.

These days, I do the majority of my work for Engaged Media as Editorial Director of their Sports, Entertainment & Outdoor Media Group. I’d love to help you discover and tell your story, develop your content, or reach new audiences.

Let’s connect: craig@craighodgkins.com.

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Greatest Sports Rivalries

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You simply can’t discuss the greatest athletes of all time without mentioning the competition that helped make them great…their biggest rivals. Every great athlete has had one, or more. The men and women... READ MORE